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Paris High School Robotics Team Gets Top Award

Pictured left to right: PHS Robotics instructor Jodi Andoe, Houston Rogers, Preston Thompson, and Mylee Anderson
Photo credit: PHS Photography student Mali Brockman


The Paris High School Robotics team performed this past weekend in the VEX Robotics Competition at Texas High in Texarkana. PHS seniors Mylee Anderson, Houston Rogers, and Preston Thompson were semi-finalists in the contest and took home the top award of the day, the Excellence Award. This award is the highest honor presented in the VEX Robotics Competition. They give it to a school or organization that demonstrates excellence in creating a high-quality VEX robotics program.

The Robotics team is exceptionally proud of their accomplishments. Winning the Excellence Award is no small feat, and it is a testament to the team’s hard work, dedication, and passion for robotics. The crew and 39 others’ success also reflects the guidance and support provided by their teacher, Jodi Andoe, classmates, and all of their supporters.

This award recognizes the team’s achievements and highlights the importance of STEM education and robotics programs in schools and communities. The Robotics team inspires students and educators everywhere, demonstrating the endless possibilities and opportunities they achieve through dedication and hard work in robotics, engineering, and computer science.